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Portraits of Home II photography exhibit opening in New York Mills

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Portraits of Home II, a new photographic exhibit, opens Saturday, Feb. 6 at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from noon to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm. There is no admission charge for this exhibit.

The show features the work of six Minnesota photographers who have documented the effort by Minnesota Veterans to secure stable housing. This exhibit is made possible by the Greater Minnesota Housing Fund. The photographers are Cathy ten Broeke, Carlos Gonzalez, Stormi Greener, Brian Lesteberg, Scott Streble and Charlie Wolf.

Every day in communities across greater Minnesota, veterans struggle to maintain their stability, safety, and dignity under extraordinarily difficult living conditions. The deeply moving images presented in Portraits of Home II reveal the challenging circumstances faced by these men and women and their families who are struggling to persevere.

Art, especially photography, can be a powerful tool for increasing public awareness of the affordable housing crisis facing people in greater Minnesota. Photographs personalize the human impacts of poor housing conditions and homelessness. They capture the dignity and resiliency of people managing everyday life with few resources and the positive changes that can occur with stable housing.

The show will continue on display through Saturday, March 20.